Cocoon Review: Home security without the hassle
January 10, 2018

Let’s check out this new home security camera system.

Certain advancements in home automation not only offer a more convenient living space but also offer better security. Let’s face it, in recent times it is now advisable to at leave your home with some sort of security or protection especially when you’re away.

Enter the popularity of various CCTV and security cameras. They usually need professional help to install and takes time to learn so it isn’t usually the first choice for consumers.

Enter Cocoon. It’s a small device about the size of a baseball that its makers claim as the one and only security device you need in your home. But there’s a twist, it isn’t just camera that’s doing the work on the Cocoon, but also a super-sensitive microphone.

Dubbed ‘Subsound’ technology, it enables the Cocoon to hear and sense any unusual activity happening in your home. It even uses artificial intelligence to learn who’s living in your home, giving it a better understanding of who it should flag as an intruder.

It’s a nifty little device as well. The tiny ball-shaped gadget has a camera in front with an LED light that tells you of its status. It comes with a stand and micro USB plug for power.

I initially had trouble setting up the device but it turns out my own router is at fault. To set it up you just download the app available for iOS and Android devices. It then uses sound to be able to connect itself to your Wi-Fi network and then you’re done.

It usually takes a week a two for the Cocoon to learn about its surroundings. In between those times, you’d normally get false alarms but like we said it will learn from it. Note that for this to properly work everyone in your household needs to install the Cocoon app on their smartphone.

Take for example my routine, I normally leave the house at 8 am then back by 7 pm. On weekends I usually wake up late and on Sunday there’s usually someone cleaning my flat. Cocoon learns from that so that it knows that this type of activity is supposed to be normal.

If it manages to detect something unusual, you’ll get a notification from your smartphone along with the option to watch a live video stream. From there you have to option to sound the (very loud) alarm or call the police or someone you know.

The Cocoon automatically arms itself the moment you leave home and then disarms when you come back, no need for manual on and off switches are usually a pain on some cameras.

That’s what Cocoon does – it’s a simple security system that’s easy to setup and use. The best part is that once its set up it will be just there guarding your house and doing its job – don’t you think that’s awesome?

We Love:

  • Easy setup
  • Intuitive interface

We Hate:

  • Slight delay in live streams (though it might be dependent on internet connections)

Final Rating: 4.5/5

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Has passion for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and recently discovered his love for gaming.
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